URGENT NEWS: Lemke Tops are being Discontinued... ODER NOW!

VYPR BYT 94

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I just got off the phone a couple hours ago with Mach7motorSports http://www.mach7motorsports.com/page/page/3752064.htm
I just ordered my 3 piece Trunk Top with windows and bag.
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I was told they are discontinuing the sales because they are going to be so buried with trying to keep up with the Falcon F7 project as the orders are going to be the lionshare of the business now.
Bottom line; If you were even thinking about getting one of their tops, you better call within the next few days.
I got lucky because it looks like spring is coming early so I happened to call today.(need to but a lotto ticket tonight) That's when the woman who answered said "Hmmm, I don't know if they are taking orders for those any more... i'll get somebody."
Fortunately, Carl took my credit card info and said I'd be his last order but they'd still be around to support replacements etc. Then I said, how about I let a few people know they need to get in an order quickly... is that a problem? He said no problem, I can tell a few and he'll make the tops for them. However, the plan is to stop taking orders.
Again, I ordered the 3 pc trunk top but I'd assume this also includes the solid tops too.

Just looking out for my viper bros :smirk:

Mike
 

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It's really interesting, that top looks really different from the angle photographed on the yellow car vs. the profile angle on the red car. Almost like two different tops
 

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Damn. Can't they sell the design to someone? The gen 3 tops look great.
 

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how much is the Gen2 3 piece selling for?

I think the 3pc alone was probably around $2650.00 unpainted. It was $300 to have it painted to my emerald green specs. With windows and bag it was just over 4k. He never said a word about shipping so I'm thinking that's included.
 

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It's really interesting, that top looks really different from the angle photographed on the yellow car vs. the profile angle on the red car. Almost like two different tops

They are the same...
 

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This is a real disappointment. This was something definitely on my list of things to get but dropping 4g's on a top and windows (For GEN 1 I don't think other windows fit?) right now is not possible for me. It will probably end up like
most other great Viper parts, you will have to wait until a viper dies or the owner decides to sell it.
 

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This is a real disappointment. This was something definitely on my list of things to get but dropping 4g's on a top and windows (For GEN 1 I don't think other windows fit?) right now is not possible for me. It will probably end up like
most other great Viper parts, you will have to wait until a viper dies or the owner decides to sell it.

Yes, it is a disappointment. And no, I'm pretty sure other windows won't fit due to the mold design being so custom.
As slither mentioned autoform has a nice top but I guess what caught my eye on this was the way it easily fits all 3 pieces in a bag and doesn't take up every inch of space in the trunk. I love verts but they have their down side with unpredictable weather.
 

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Yes, I'm disappointed as well, this was a to do for me, just not right now.

I've seen people on this site say they can store the top sections behind the seats leaving the trunk open for road trip packing, if this works it sounds like a great idea.
 

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Has anyone else ordered a top since this thread started? Might be a chance to see if this is a permanent stop in production or just a break while the Falcon project takes off?
 

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Yes, I'm disappointed as well, this was a to do for me, just not right now.

I've seen people on this site say they can store the top sections behind the seats leaving the trunk open for road trip packing, if this works it sounds like a great idea.

Nope...can't do that without seriously damaging them.
 

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Yes, I'm disappointed as well, this was a to do for me, just not right now.

I've seen people on this site say they can store the top sections behind the seats leaving the trunk open for road trip packing, if this works it sounds like a great idea.

Nope...can't do that without seriously damaging them.

I never really thought about that. Maybe it just depends on how short the person is ... if they pull the seat forward quite a bit perhaps??
 

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Lemke trunktop > Autoform double bubble...in my humble opinion...better looking, makes the lines of the viper nicer...sleek and low.
 

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I have the tops. The Look Great. Had to lower the seat 1" and I am only 5.9"
I have had a few issues. They Squeak really bad. They also to leak. But that said They DO look Great and I would still buy them.
 

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Lemke trunktop > Autoform double bubble...in my humble opinion...better looking, makes the lines of the viper nicer...sleek and low.

I have the tops. The Look Great. Had to lower the seat 1" and I am only 5.9"
I have had a few issues. They Squeak really bad. They also to leak. But that said They DO look Great and I would still buy them.


Yeah, I do like the sleek, lower lines of the Lemke top. However, it really was the option of taking it with me that sold me on it. I'm sure sitting in the Autoform I'd like the head room.
I went to the vca ohio fall party at snookes dream cars and questioned the weather. It was a 2-1/2 hr drive and was showing 20-30% chance rain. When everything was said and done, I left my car at home went there, stayed over night and came home without a single drop of rain.:mad:
If I had this top then, I'd driven there with the top down and then put it up in the parking lot of the hotel just before bed. Then I would have thrown it in trunk in the morning and headed home.

Hopefully this will give me a little more peace of mind with sketchy weather and vca events.
 

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I have the tops. The Look Great. Had to lower the seat 1" and I am only 5.9"
I have had a few issues. They Squeak really bad. They also to leak. But that said They DO look Great and I would still buy them.

What I did with mine to stop the Squeak, was to glue pieces of rubber to the screw clamps at the back. Also where the centre piece attaches to the rear bar, I held it in place with wing nuts.
 

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I will agree that the headroom is probably less in the Lemke top (I've never been in a viper with the double bubble), but I'm 5'10" and have zero issues with headroom...except when I have to wear a helmet, then I have to do some seat adjustments...but I don't need a seat lowering kit of any kind.
 

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If I pull down on the front by the A piller the squeek quiets down. have to figure something to fix. Maybe Jeff will chime in.
 

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